Peyton Manning Signs With Miami Dolphins Says NFL Oddsmakers
Now that Peyton Manning is no longer a Colt and unwilling to utter the “R” word just yet, the two biggest questions destined to dominate free agency are: A. Is Peyton Manning healthy enough to play at the high-level we’re used to seeing out of him? And B. Where will Peyton Manning be playing next NFL season?
Luckily, we have the answer for both of these questions; one from sort an official and the other one from a probability standpoint.
To answer the very first concern, the one that every interested team will be inquiring, Dr. Robert Bray stated today that Manning’s surgically repaired neck should hold up just fine this upcoming NFL season.
Dr. Bray, who has worked with NHL stars and Olympic athletes at the DISC Sports & Spine Center, predicts that the risks involved in Manning having a career-ending injury were minimal at this point. Furthermore, he pointed out that interested teams should narrow their scope to a few simple questions before putting No.18 through any type of workout/tryout.
“His risk really is very low,” Bray said. “If I was a team, I’d ask, ‘Did (neck fusion) heal? Do you have a CAT scan that showed it healed? Is the rest of neck in pretty good shape?’ If those two answers are yes, then it gets down to, ‘OK, get out on the field and show me you can perform,’ because it will only get better from here with time.”
When asked about his progress thus far, the 11-time Pro Bowler was very honest and positive on what has been a long dreadful process. After sitting out the entire 2011-12 NFL season, it almost seems like all the 6-time AFC Player of the Year wants is to have an opportunity to get out on the field and play the game he loves.
“I’m throwing it pretty well. I still have some progress to make, but I’ve come a long way,” Manning said. “That’s been the most fun part is being back out there on the field. I’m doing better, I continue to work hard and hope to continue making progress.”
So, now that we’ve gotten his health concerns out of the way, where exactly is Manning headed? What teams in the league have No.18s available on their rosters?
I recently saw a piece on ESPN that listed the 10 most possible destinations for the 35-year-old four-time MVP to end up at. Interestingly enough, ESPN was right on the money in comparison to what NFL oddsmakers in Las Vegas are predicting…
Should SFL be preparing for another big-name to take his “talents to South Beach”? Check out the latest NFL odds for which team Peyton Manning will be playing for in the 2012-13 NFL season — here’s a hint, it’s NOT the ‘Skins:
- Miami Dolphins: 1/1
- Arizona Cardinals: 9/2
- Kansas City Chiefs: 6/1
- Field (Any Other Team): 8/1
- New York Jets: 8/1
- Seattle Seahawks: 10/1
- Denver Broncos: 10/1
- San Francisco 49ers: 10/1
- Tennessee Titans: 15/1
- Houston Texans: 15/1
- No Team (Manning will not throw a pass in 2012-2013 NFL Regular Season): 15/1
- Washington Redskins: 20/1